Author: Jaime Jo Wright
Foxglove Manor would twist its way into your soul until one day it owned you, and it called to you, and it didn't cease hunting you until you came back.
In 1885, Adria Fontaine has been sent away from her home to recover goods her malevolent father pirated on the Great Lakes during the Civil War. Hoping to find freedom away from her father, Adria arrives at Foxglove Manor--a stone house on a cliff overlooking Lake Superior--but senses only wickedness hovering over the property. The mistress of Foxglove is an eccentric and seemingly cruel old woman who has filled her house with dangerous secrets, ones that may cost Adria her life.
Centuries later, Kailey Gibson takes on a position as a nurse's aide at a senior home in a renovated old stone manor. Abducted as a child, she has nothing but locked-up memories of secrets and death, overshadowed by the chilling threat from her kidnappers that they may return. When the residents of Foxglove start sharing stories of whispers in the night, hidden treasure, and a love willing to kill, it becomes clear this home is far from a haven.
As the sinister mysteries of Foxglove Manor haunt two women separated by time, they will have to risk it all to banish the past's demons--including their own.
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
Do you know how hard it is to read a book in the hospital? Especially one that grips you right away, and then you are constantly interrupted by doctors, nurses, and you know - pain? I needed to escape so badly, and Jamie Jo Wright provided that escape in On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor.
In this dual-time romantic mystery, we encounter Adria, in 1885, who arrives at Foxglove Manor on a mission to retrieve something for her father. But as in most good mysteries, all is not what it seems. Fast forward to the future, and we meet Kailey, a nurse's aide to the elderly who live in the newly renovated Foxglove Manor. As Kailey unravels a mystery that has plagued her all her life, Adria's story provides more clues. As the novel progresses, we jump back and forth from past to present as more secrets are revealed.
With a romance in the wings for each lady, ghost stories, and a mystery that must be solved, this book was hard to put down. Even in the hospital! I finished it in the ER this morning. It was worth it!
This book was provided courtesy of Bethany House through NetGalley.
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